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The Josh's Frogs Dart Frog Tankless Kit (18x18x18) contains almost everything you'll need to keep a dart frog alive and healthy – just add a glass enclosurelive terrarium plants, and vivarium lighting! If you're looking for everything, Josh's Frogs also carries Complete Dart Frog Kits, which have everything you'll need starting out.

The Dart Frog Tankless Kit (18x18x18):

1. False Bottom (10 Quarts)

Josh's Frogs False Bottom is a green product, made from recycled materials. Josh's Frogs False Bottom is a very lightweight option for creating a false bottom, which serves to create a void for excess water to go (so it does not saturate the soil layer). It also wicks water slowly back into the substrate, allowing for a more humid environment. Additionally, Josh's Frogs False Bottom provides a large amount of surface area for beneficial bacteria to grow. These bacteria will work to metabolize wastes from the system, resulting in a cleaner environment.

2. Substrate Barrier

Simply put, the substrate barrier included in the kit is placed between the Hydroton and substrate layers in the vivarium to prevent the substrate from pushing down into the Hydroton. This keeps the substrate drier, improving growing conditions in the vivarium, as well as extending the life of the substrate. The substrate barrier can be cut or folded to fit in your specific enclosure.

3. Josh's Frogs Dart Frog Bioactive Vivarium Substrate

Josh's Frogs Dart Frog Bioactive Vivarium Substrate is the perfect blend for growing tropical plants both in the home and in bioactive vivariums!

Our mix is a more eco-friendly modification on the original ABG Mix developed by Atlanta Botanical Gardens - it doesn't contain tree fern! Each bag is a precise mixture of charcoal, milled sphagnum moss, fir bark, expanded slate, and peat. The mixture creates the perfect balance between retaining moisture and proper drainage; it can last for several years if used properly!

4. Chilean Sphagnum Moss (100 g bag)

Chilean sphagnum moss lasts a long time in the vivarium, and has natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It is placed between the substrate and leaf litter layers in a vivarium to prevent the substrate from adhering to the frogs, and to increase the suitable environment for microfauna. Sphagnum should be soaked in dechlorinated or r/o water prior to being added to a vivarium.

5. Leaf Litter

Leaf litter is an integral part of a naturalistic vivaria. It slowly breaks down, providing both organic food for the microfauna and plants in the tank. Leaf litter also provides hiding places and visual barriers for the larger inhabitants of the vivarium. It is the final layer in the vivarium.

6. 2x Medium Driftwood

Josh's Frogs vivarium wood is perfectly suited for use in humid vivaria. It will initially mold, but this mold will disappear within a couple weeks, and is not harmful to the vivarium inhabitants. Place the wood in the vivarium in a way that allows you to plant around/on it, provides additional usable space for the future vivarium inhabitants, and is visually appealing.

7. Tropical Plant Kit

All plants featured in this kit are grower’s choice, but are considered basic, easy to care for plants that should thrive in your vivarium. You will receive 11 plants of our choice selected for your vivarium size.

8. Springtails and Isopods

Springtails (Folsomia candida) are tiny arthropods (1-4 mm) and are used as "Tank Janitors" in a terrarium, eating mold and waste. They also make a great supplemental food for your poison dart frogs. Dwarf Tropical White Isopods serve a similar purpose, and help keep things clean.

9. Digital Thermometer and Hygrometer

A Digital Thermometer and Hygrometer will allow you to stay on top of the temperature and humidity level in your tree frog's enclosure. Place the probe inside the tank, about halfway up, in a place where it will not be misted directly.

10. Josh's Frogs Ultra-Fine Spray Mister (24 oz, 709 ml)

This next generation trigger sprayer dispenses a fine mist spray in metered doses without harmful propellants. This mister sprays without drips and can provide a continuous spray pattern. Make sure to use distilled or r/o water.

11. Josh’s Frogs Dechlorinator (4 oz)

Use with water to pull out harmful chlorine. This will help provide the best water for your pet.

For complete care of your frog buy the Dart Frog Feeder Bundle and the Dart Frog Supplement Bundle


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

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